Westlake Police: Man Visits 56 Docs Looking for Meds

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A 51-year-old male went to St. John Medical Center on May 11 seeking a presciption. He was found to have visited 56 doctors and filled scripts at 18 pharmacies in the past year, report Westlake Police. The man fled before officers arrived. He is also wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff for Deception to Obtain Dangerous Drugs and Attempted Workers Comp fraud.

 

Energy Drinks Heisted

 

Energy drinks worth $621 were stolen from a Detroit Rd. store on May 5 by a suspected described as a white male apprx 5’11 190 lbs thin build  in his 20’s-30’s goateed.  The suspect wore a bright green zip-up hooded sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, jean, white shoes and a black baseball hat.  He escaped in a blue or black 2006-2009 Toyota RAV 4 driven by a female.

 

Hit-Skip Driver Leaves Plate

 

A hit-skip driver caused a three car crash on Porter Rd. at 1:37 p.m. on May 9, and then fled the scene. Helpfully, he left his front license plate on the ground. The suspect vehicle was stopped near the owner’s home and the suspect (29-year-old North Ridgeville man) was arrested for OVI, Hit-Skip, Driving Under Suspension, Failure  to Control, and Child Endangering (he had his 5-year-old son with him at the time of the crash). He refused to take a breath test.

 

Identity Fraud

On May 5, a 26-year-old Lorain woman was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant. It turns out that her 23-year-old sister had used the older sister’s identity when ticketed by WPD in March. The older sister was released from custody and warrants obtained for the younger sister and for a 25-year-old Lorain man who falsely vouched for the younger sister’s identity at the time of the original traffic stop. Both were arrested on May 7; her for Identity Fraud and him for Complicity to Identity Fraud. The younger sister also received traffic tickets in her own name for Speed and Failure to Display a License stemming from the March stop.

 

IRS Fraud  

A Windsong Ct. man reported that false US and Ohio income tax returns were filed using his ID on May 6.

 

Scrap Swipe

Aluminum valued at a minimum of $400 was stolen from a First St. business sometime on the night of May 8. No suspects. It would likely be sold for its scrap valued; info was entered into a scrap metal database used by dealers and law enforcement.

 

Bogus Charges

A Shadow Creek man found 4 bogus charges on his credit card bill made between May 2-7(total $475) and reported the fraud on May 10. He has cancelled the credit card.

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